Website Frustration

As you may have seen, I created my own webpage:  Barefoot LuxuryI’m still not real keen on the name, I just can’t seem to come up with something catchy! My intention was to post my professional and personal blogs.  I created this website via iWeb, but it’s just not working out the way I would like it to.   I found this post by “Geeks” user Brandon which perfectly describes my problem:

I have a little question that I was wondering for about a week now. All of my Twitter followers think that it isn’t possible. I have a website that I made using iWeb and I’m really sick of only being able to post blog posts when I’m on my Mac, and at home. I hate not being able to write any blog posts while on the go. I also have another website built using WordPress. I love blogging

With WordPress, I can write a post while at work, at a friends house, or traveling. I love the iPhone app too, I can write a post while on a plane, riding the bus, etc. Is there any way of integrating the blogging feature of WordPress with iWeb? I want to keep my website made with iWeb to be completely the same but the iWeb blog gets updated using WordPress. Anyone have any tips on how to do this?

I want to blog on the go!

When I’m suddenly hit with a creative arrow, I want to be able to write right then and there and blast it out to the world.  Just doesn’t work that way with iWeb, I have to wait until I get home to load my creative thoughts onto the page and sync it to the server.  I’m beginning to think that although it’s great to have my own domain name and website – because you really should own the rights to your own name (branding is very important) – it’s not really the way to go for a blogger.  And there is no easy solution to linking iWeb and WordPress.  It’s cumbersome.

Obviously, I love my MAC – but I can’t say the same about the iWeb program.  I could sign up for MobileMe and pay $100 a year, for a service I don’t really think that I need, in order to have access iWeb’s full functionality.  It’s just not worth it.  I’m just becoming more frustrated with the whole thing.  I like things to be simple, less HTML coding more user friendly.  I can’t seem to figure out how to make comments work properly either.  I have a tried a few third party applications, Disqus for one, but something doesn’t look/work right.  The page doesn’t move down automatically when comments are made, so they either get all scrunched up or you can’t view them.   (grr)

I plan to keep my website, no doubt about that – I think it’s essential to have your own brand.  I just may reconsider what I want to use the site for and what I will post.

What do you think?

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